When it comes to the richest people in the world, the disparity is staggering, and what better way to exemplify this than by sizing these individuals up against the nation’s most expensive real estate market, in a city that’s home to more billionaires than anywhere else. PropertyShark took data from Forbes’ World Billionaires List and created an infographic that shows how the world’s 12 richest people have enough wealth to buy all of Manhattan’s residential stock for $578 billion and still have some pocket change leftover.
Number three on the list, Warren Buffet, could buy all of Billionaires’ Row, along with Times Square, the Theater District, and Sutton Place. Bill Gates and Amancio Ortega could buy the entire Upper East Side for $142 billion, and Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg the entire Upper West for $90 billion. As far as the outer boroughs go, all of Queens could be bought by the top three billionaires for $192.5 billion, and the following six on the list could drop $245 billion to cover Brooklyn.
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